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THE BIG FACTORY FIRE AT UTICA, N. Y.

Issue 17 and Volume 39.

THE BIG FACTORY FIRE AT UTICA, N. Y. Destruction of Foster Manufacturing Company’s Plant. Special Report of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. By the time the people of Utica, N. Y., were up and doing, an early morning fire had in a few hours reduced one of its chief industrial establishments to a heap of calcined bricks and piles of twisted and warped iron— for that was all that remained of the Foster Spring Bed company’s factory on Broad street, and between Hubbell and Clay streets. The building, which was by no means of a fireproof sort, its materials being brick and wood, was about 250 by 300 feet, and, while part of it was only about a year old, other portions dated back as far as fifteen years. As may be judged of from its name, the contents of the factory were of a very combustible description, and, as, from…

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